Lake I6 has undergone no manipulation, but serves as a reference lake for I8 which is undergoing a fish removal experiment to mimic fishing pressure. Regular sampling of I6 began in 1990.
For a full description see: Kling G.W. et al. 2000. Integration of lakes and streams in a landscape perspective: the importance of material processing on spatial patterns and temporal coherence. Freshwater Biology, 43, 477-497.
Lake I6 has two major inlets, one from I5 and another entering on the west from a shallow lake know and I6 West Headwaters (I6WH).
Elevation (m): 754
Surface Area (ha): 16.7
Volume (cubic meters): 1,014,000
Mean Depth (m): NA
Max Depth (m): 15.8
Catchment Area (ha): 325
Water Retention Time (years): 2.0
Arctic Grayling (Thymallus arcticus)
Slimy Sculpin (Cottus cognatus)
Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush)
Burbot (Lota lota)
Round Whitefish (Prosopium cylindraceum)